2010's rising stars in wireless

It's not easy to make a name for yourself in today's fiercely competitive wireless industry. Only a smart and savvy risk-taker can make his or her company's wireless services and products stand apart in this increasingly crowded space.

We think the five people listed below will have to make some particularly tough decisions in the coming year, but we also think that their companies and the products that they oversee will have a long-lasting impact on the entire wireless industry.

As always, your feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Please keep in mind that FierceWireless primarily covers the U.S. wireless industry so our selections are U.S.-based wireless executives. --Sue